The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 31 57 76
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +19
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 426 311 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 6.33% 4.24% 2.90%
As % of the Applications category 41.72% 26.42% 18.86%
Number of salaries quoted 336 254 153
Average salary £31,000 £26,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.23% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £18,000 £18,450
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,850 £100,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £29,265 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+2.51% -2.45%
MS Office
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Applications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
1021 1177 1055
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.18% 16.04% 15.39%
Number of salaries quoted 809 957 860
Average salary £34,500 £32,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.81% -1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £53,500 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £34,508 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.32% -1.40%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MS Office
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region.

MS Office Salary Trend in the North West

MS Office
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

MS Office Salary Histogram in the North West

MS Office
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +20 227 £36,209 +36.30% 37
Cheshire +24 130 £27,000 -10.00% 12
Merseyside +18 34 £28,000 +7.69% 6
Lancashire +8 30 £20,500 -2.38% 3
Cumbria -7 2 £13,000 -45.83% 2
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office.

1 498 (70.44%) Microsoft
2 383 (54.17%) MS Excel
3 239 (33.80%) Windows
4 177 (25.04%) SQL
4 177 (25.04%) Finance
5 162 (22.91%) Active Directory
6 135 (19.09%) Degree
7 133 (18.81%) Analytical Skills
8 120 (16.97%) Project Management
9 107 (15.13%) Windows 7
10 101 (14.29%) SQL Server
11 99 (14.00%) ITIL
12 89 (12.59%) MS Project
13 80 (11.32%) Business Intelligence
14 79 (11.17%) Citrix
14 79 (11.17%) MS Exchange
14 79 (11.17%) MS PowerPoint
15 71 (10.04%) Microsoft Certification
16 66 (9.34%) Management Information System
17 64 (9.05%) Agile Software Development
18 62 (8.77%) TCP/IP
18 62 (8.77%) HTML
19 60 (8.49%) Windows Server 2008
20 58 (8.20%) .NET
20 58 (8.20%) PRINCE2
20 58 (8.20%) Change Management
21 57 (8.06%) SLA
22 56 (7.92%) Marketing
23 54 (7.64%) VMware
24 53 (7.50%) DNS

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 79 (11.17%) MS Exchange
2 46 (6.51%) SharePoint
3 38 (5.37%) SAS
3 38 (5.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 34 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (1.98%) IIS
6 12 (1.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (0.99%) CICS
8 6 (0.85%) CMS
8 6 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (0.85%) WordPress
8 6 (0.85%) Confluence
9 5 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (0.71%) NetWeaver
9 5 (0.71%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.57%) Apache
10 4 (0.57%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.42%) OpenEdge
11 3 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.28%) Joomla!
Applications
1 383 (54.17%) MS Excel
2 89 (12.59%) MS Project
3 79 (11.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 31 (4.38%) MS Visio
5 27 (3.82%) Spreadsheet
6 15 (2.12%) Photoshop
6 15 (2.12%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.71%) AutoCAD
7 5 (0.71%) MicroStation
7 5 (0.71%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.71%) InDesign
8 2 (0.28%) FastStats
8 2 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.28%) SPSS
9 1 (0.14%) FrameMaker
9 1 (0.14%) RoboHelp
9 1 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 8 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.85%) Visualfiles
3 5 (0.71%) Sage 50
4 4 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.42%) SAP PS
5 3 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.28%) Magento
7 1 (0.14%) Agresso
7 1 (0.14%) Primavera
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.14%) MFGPRO
7 1 (0.14%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.14%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.14%) SyteLine
7 1 (0.14%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.69%) Office 365
2 8 (1.13%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.28%) SmartFocus
5 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 62 (8.77%) TCP/IP
2 53 (7.50%) DNS
3 50 (7.07%) Firewall
4 39 (5.52%) DHCP
5 35 (4.95%) LAN
6 31 (4.38%) VPN
7 29 (4.10%) WAN
8 24 (3.39%) Wireless
9 17 (2.40%) Internet
10 14 (1.98%) SAN
11 13 (1.84%) Intranet
11 13 (1.84%) VLAN
12 11 (1.56%) NAS
13 10 (1.41%) Broadband
14 9 (1.27%) VoIP
15 8 (1.13%) ADSL
15 8 (1.13%) MPLS
16 7 (0.99%) Ethernet
16 7 (0.99%) HTTP
17 6 (0.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 43 (6.08%) Data Warehouse
2 43 (6.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 34 (4.81%) Data Mining
4 23 (3.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (1.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (1.56%) MySQL
7 10 (1.41%) Relational Database
8 9 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (0.99%) Easytrieve
10 7 (0.99%) MS Access
10 7 (0.99%) Crystal Reports
11 6 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (0.85%) QlikView
12 5 (0.71%) DB2
13 4 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (0.57%) Pentaho
13 4 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (1.41%) Subversion
3 7 (0.99%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 7 (0.99%) Axure RP
3 7 (0.99%) Visual Studio
3 7 (0.99%) JIRA
4 5 (0.71%) Dreamweaver
5 4 (0.57%) Selenium
6 3 (0.42%) Rational Functional Tester
6 3 (0.42%) HP UFT
6 3 (0.42%) SilkTest
6 3 (0.42%) UltraEdit
7 2 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.28%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.28%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.14%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.14%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
General
1 177 (25.04%) Finance
2 56 (7.92%) Marketing
3 49 (6.93%) Legal
4 33 (4.67%) Telecoms
5 21 (2.97%) Law
5 21 (2.97%) Banking
6 20 (2.83%) Retail
7 18 (2.55%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.70%) Advertising
9 5 (0.71%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.71%) French Language
9 5 (0.71%) German Language
9 5 (0.71%) Italian Language
9 5 (0.71%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.57%) Publishing
10 4 (0.57%) Multimedia
10 4 (0.57%) Billing
11 3 (0.42%) Local Government
11 3 (0.42%) Electronics
12 2 (0.28%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 259 (36.63%) Analyst
2 77 (10.89%) Support Analyst
3 62 (8.77%) Developer
4 52 (7.36%) Support Engineer
4 52 (7.36%) IT Support
5 48 (6.79%) Project Manager
6 44 (6.22%) Service Analyst
7 41 (5.80%) Service Desk Analyst
8 37 (5.23%) 1st Line Support
9 32 (4.53%) PMO Analyst
10 28 (3.96%) Architect
11 27 (3.82%) Administrator
12 24 (3.39%) Junior
13 23 (3.25%) 2nd Line Support
14 22 (3.11%) Senior Analyst
14 22 (3.11%) IT Support Engineer
15 21 (2.97%) Business Analyst
16 19 (2.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 17 (2.40%) Technical Support
17 17 (2.40%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (8.77%) HTML
2 58 (8.20%) .NET
3 36 (5.09%) CSS
4 24 (3.39%) ASP.NET
5 14 (1.98%) jQuery
6 11 (1.56%) .NET Framework
7 10 (1.41%) Web Services
8 9 (1.27%) XML
9 8 (1.13%) XHTML
10 7 (0.99%) Entity Framework
11 5 (0.71%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 5 (0.71%) OLE
11 5 (0.71%) ASP.NET 2.0
11 5 (0.71%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (0.71%) SAP Basis
11 5 (0.71%) COM
12 4 (0.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 3 (0.42%) SOAP
13 3 (0.42%) XBRL
14 2 (0.28%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 133 (18.81%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (9.34%) Management Information System
3 34 (4.81%) Blackberry
4 26 (3.68%) Credit Risk
5 24 (3.39%) Computer Science
6 22 (3.11%) Data Centre
7 17 (2.40%) Mathematics
7 17 (2.40%) PMI
8 15 (2.12%) Thin Client
8 15 (2.12%) Fat Client
8 15 (2.12%) Smartphone
8 15 (2.12%) User Experience
9 13 (1.84%) iPhone
9 13 (1.84%) Statistics
10 11 (1.56%) NHS
10 11 (1.56%) N-Tier
10 11 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.56%) iPad
11 10 (1.41%) Visualisation
12 9 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 239 (33.80%) Windows
2 107 (15.13%) Windows 7
3 60 (8.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 52 (7.36%) Windows XP
5 44 (6.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 43 (6.08%) Windows 8
7 29 (4.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 24 (3.39%) UNIX
9 22 (3.11%) Linux
10 17 (2.40%) Windows Vista
11 14 (1.98%) Android
12 7 (0.99%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.57%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (0.57%) NetWare
14 3 (0.42%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.42%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.42%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (16.97%) Project Management
2 99 (14.00%) ITIL
3 80 (11.32%) Business Intelligence
4 64 (9.05%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (8.20%) PRINCE2
5 58 (8.20%) Change Management
6 46 (6.51%) Analytics
7 42 (5.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 41 (5.80%) Requirements Analysis
8 41 (5.80%) SDLC
9 37 (5.23%) Problem Management
10 33 (4.67%) Business Analytics
10 33 (4.67%) Benchmarking
11 30 (4.24%) Statistical Analysis
11 30 (4.24%) Time Management
12 28 (3.96%) Business Development
12 28 (3.96%) Predictive Modelling
12 28 (3.96%) CRM
13 27 (3.82%) Service Management
13 27 (3.82%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 177 (25.04%) SQL
2 45 (6.36%) JavaScript
3 43 (6.08%) C#
4 19 (2.69%) VB
5 17 (2.40%) T-SQL
6 15 (2.12%) VB.NET
7 13 (1.84%) VBA
8 11 (1.56%) Java
9 10 (1.41%) PHP
10 8 (1.13%) VBScript
11 7 (0.99%) COBOL
11 7 (0.99%) Assembly Language
11 7 (0.99%) REXX
11 7 (0.99%) JCL
12 6 (0.85%) PowerShell
13 4 (0.57%) C
13 4 (0.57%) C++
13 4 (0.57%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.42%) Python
14 3 (0.42%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 135 (19.09%) Degree
2 71 (10.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 34 (4.81%) MCSE
4 25 (3.54%) MCITP
5 24 (3.39%) MCP
6 22 (3.11%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (2.97%) PMI Certification
7 21 (2.97%) MCSA
7 21 (2.97%) MCDST
8 20 (2.83%) CCNA
9 19 (2.69%) MCTS
10 16 (2.26%) ISEB
11 13 (1.84%) CCENT
12 12 (1.70%) Security Cleared
12 12 (1.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 10 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (1.27%) ISTQB
15 8 (1.13%) A+ Certification
15 8 (1.13%) CISSP
16 7 (0.99%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (8.06%) SLA
2 38 (5.37%) QA
3 8 (1.13%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.57%) HL7
6 3 (0.42%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.14%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
System Software
1 162 (22.91%) Active Directory
2 44 (6.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (2.97%) Hyper-V
4 11 (1.56%) XenApp
5 4 (0.57%) Terminal Server
6 3 (0.42%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.42%) vSphere
6 3 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.28%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.28%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (1.70%) SCCM
2 7 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (0.42%) WSUS
4 2 (0.28%) OpenView
4 2 (0.28%) SCOM
4 2 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.14%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.14%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 498 (70.44%) Microsoft
2 79 (11.17%) Citrix
3 54 (7.64%) VMware
4 49 (6.93%) Cisco
5 48 (6.79%) Oracle
6 27 (3.82%) Adobe
7 23 (3.25%) SAP
8 17 (2.40%) Apple
9 14 (1.98%) IBM
9 14 (1.98%) Dell
10 12 (1.70%) Avaya
11 11 (1.56%) Google
12 10 (1.41%) Interwoven
13 9 (1.27%) HP
13 9 (1.27%) Sage
14 7 (0.99%) Veeam
14 7 (0.99%) ServiceNow
15 5 (0.71%) SolarWinds
15 5 (0.71%) Trend Micro
15 5 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
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